Executive Team 2018-2019

Name: Maegan Ong
Position: President
Year/program: Fourth year double major in Chemistry and History
Future Career Goals: Science Policy
Favourite element(s): Phosphorus – don’t ya love the smell of phosphines?
Hobbies: Skiing, playing the cello and drinking coffee but I’ve never attempted all three at the same time.
Interesting fact: I know all the words to the Phantom of the Opera.

Name: Pournima Narayanan
Position: Vice-President
Year/program: Third-year Chemistry Specialist
Future Career Goals: Academia? Industry? Let’s see!
Favourite element(s): Cadmium (sounds like Cadbury’s… I love chocolate)
Hobbies: Badminton, running (away from my problems?) and watching anime
Interesting fact: I am addicted to dogs

Name: Kenneth Tran
Position: Vice-President
Year/program: 4th year Chemistry specialist
Future Career Goals: MD or PhD
Favourite element(s): Sodium
Hobbies: Ultimate frisbee, table tennis, lowkey sneakerhead ??
Interesting fact: I speak the Teochew Chinese dialect.

Name: Forbes Lui
Position: Secretary
Year/program: Fourth year, double major in Chemistry and Neuroscience with minor in Immunology
Future Career Goals: I want to do something that helps people or the earth.
Favourite element(s): Ag, Au and Pt but I wouldn’t say no to some pressurized C
Hobbies: dancing, cooking/baking, eating and sleeping
Interesting fact: Bismuth is the only heavy metal with low toxicity. It’s actually one of the active ingredients in Pepto Bismol (hence the name).

Name: Lydia Angarso
Position: Academic Coordinator
Year/program: Second year double major in Physiology and Global Health, minor in Chemistry
Future Career Goals: Maybe medical school, maybe teaching!!
Favourite element(s): Xenon
Hobbies: Running, baking, and chatting it up with the blue food truck owner.
Interesting fact: I eat way too much poutine

Name: Joshua Graham
Position: Treasurer
Year/program: Fourth Year Chemistry/Biochemistry Double Major
Future Career Goals: Big Industry Money
Favourite element(s): Boron – Sick Electrophile that midnights as a Nucleophile when properly disguised.
Hobbies: Chemistry
Interesting fact:

Name: Juanita Xiong
Position: Social Media Coordinator
Year/program: 2nd Year Material Chemistry
Future Career Goals: Barefoot doctor in Sichuan mountains.
Favourite element(s): The most stable Fe.
Hobbies: Help others, music, language, & eat eggs.
Interesting fact: My last name means bear (the animal) in Chinese.

Name: Jon Babi
Position: Social Coordinator
Year/program: Fourth year specialist in Materials Science
Future Career Goals: Spending the rest of my life in a dusty university in the south of Italy
Favourite element(s): Copper
Hobbies: Running, film photography
Interesting fact: Polonium is the only metal that naturally occurs with a simple-cubic crystal structure.

Name: Margaret Zhang
Position: Second Year Representative
Year/program: Second year, Double Majoring in Biochemistry and Physiology and minoring in Chemistry
Future Career Goals: Dentist
Favourite element(s): OOO, oxygen!
Hobbies: Making animation, watching animation and cubing!
Interesting fact: I am really good at table hockey.

Name: Aaron Dou
Position: First Year Representative
Year/program: First Year Life Science
Future Career Goals: MD/PhD Program
Favourite element(s): Nitrogen cuz it’s a thicc nucleophile
Hobbies: Swimming, writing music, playing piano!
Interesting fact: An average serving of poutine contains 740 calories, 41 grams of fat, and enough sodium to dry the reaction flasks of all first-year chemistry students at U of T.

Name: Alex Xiang
Position: First Year Representative
Year/program: First Year Life Science
Future Career Goals: Med School
Favourite element(s): Berkelium and Californium
Hobbies: Tennis, napping, and eating
Interesting fact: I eat more poutine than Lydia